A Columbia Station man is facing misdemeanor charges after his Facebook posting expressed support of the school shootings last week in Connecticut.
Joseph Resovsky, 20, is charged with inducing panic, a first-degree misdemeanor that carries a potential six-month jail sentence.
He was arrested Sunday by Medina police, who said they received several phone calls and emails from people about Resovsky’s post and their feelings that he might be plotting a similar crime.
“I’m so happy somebody shot up all those little [expletives]. Viva la School Shootings,” Resovsky wrote Saturday on his Facebook page.
Police Lt. Dave Birckbichler said Resovsky claimed he did not harbor ill intentions. Rather, the man said, he was trying to show his girlfriend how people can put things on the Internet “no matter how stupid.”
On Dec. 14, a gunman killed 20 children and six adults inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.